It happened to me with the GEC #66 Tidioute Calf Roper and the #35 Churchill Tidioute. I was eager to get a Churchill — equal end, clip and sheep foot, single spring — sounded like my perfect user. A BF member offered me one which I snapped up. Great knife. But, the day before I learned that the Churchill would be available I found a Calf Roper in ebony and bought it. I had passed on the 66s before but something about them drew me in. Both knives came within a day of each other. As I keep on learning, one can’t really judge a knife until you have it in hand, and my hand and brain says the Calf Roper is definitely for me. The overall size, shape, heft and blade selections are excellent. And, even for GEC, the build quality is superb. I expected the sheep foot blade would, when closed, interfere with my grip, but it is so well placed that it does not, much like the Churchill does not. I like the Calf Roper more than the Churchill mainly because it is a bit smaller and carry’s well and feels great in hand. It is a hidden gem. Who would have thought?